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Review and Swatches: Make Up Revolution Triple Baked Blusher

A: Chloe got me this amazing baked blusher for Christmas and I knew I’d have to show you it as soon as I opened it on Christmas Day.

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First of all, the packaging is adorable. I love cardboard packaging and this is gold and pink – what’s not to like!
Chloe chose the colour Peachy Keen for me, which is perfect for my skin tone. I definitely suit orange/coral and rose based blushers, they go really well with my complexion – I’m super pale but I have a warm rather than a cool tone. She knows me so well!
There’s two colours in this, which work really well on their own – as you can see from the swatches, but also look beautiful when blended. The orange based blush has larger gold chunks of glitter but the pink just has a shimmer. The pigmentation is amazing, and the colour pay off is impressive. It also lasts all day, something I always look for in a blusher. And because of the two different colours included, it can also be used as a highlighter, and used all year round! This is a particular bonus for me, although I don’t get an amazing tan (pesky ginger genes), I do get super freckly as soon as step out into any sunlight, so my make up changes throughout the year with the weather, but I know that this will see me right through. Make Up Revolution is a pretty cheap brand (not calling Chloe cheap – she knows I love a bargain as much she does), but this really is such a good quality product for the price range of Make Up Revolutions products. I haven’t actually used anything else from them, but I will certainly be on the look out for more because I really do love this.

Have you tried this blusher or any other products from Make Up Revolution? #twolittleowlsblog

A Review and Swatches: Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Passion

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A: I bought this a couple of weeks ago in the Feel Unique sale, and was so excited because I’ve been lusting after Daniel Sandler’s products since I saw them on Essie Buttons blog a few months ago (he created a custom colour especially for Essie, we were SO jel – click here to see it on her blog).

His watercolour blush’s are made from a silicon-based, oil free formulation which “doesn’t clog pores and suits every skin type.” The silicone means that its virtually rub-off proof and water-resistant – perfect for long-lasting wear. It’s a Multi-award winning blusher and contains Vitamin E and Jojoba to enhance application and nourish skin, which makes it even better. It did take me a while to decide on a shade because there are SO many beautiful ones. I went with Passion though and I am so happy I did because it suits my skin tone perfectly. It is a deep-rose pink with an almost coral hue, and it also has silver and gold highlights and a shimmery pigmentation – perfect.

Because it is a water based blush, it is super blend-able which is perfect for me as I don’t wear foundation – just BB cream and powder because I have an insane amount of freckles. I haven’t ever used water based products on my cheeks before but I am now a total convert. You can build up the colour as much as you like, but still maintain a natural look (i.e not look like a 5 year old who has found her Mum’s blusher). I just add a small amount to the back of my hand and then use my fingers to blend it onto my cheeks.

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This cost me £11.60 in the sale, but they are normally £15 which is still a good price because I think it will last me ages -you don’t need much at all to achieve a good colour on your cheeks. My only problem is that now I want to buy more shades, because I love this one so much. I don’t know if I was super lucky with my choice because it suits my skin tone so much, or if they are all as lovely as this but I definitely want to find out. You can see the Daniel Sandler range on his website here. We have so much love for all of his products and can’t wait to try out more!

Have you tried any Daniel Sandler products? #twolittleowls

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The Lust List: Annie’s Part 1

A: Recently I’ve been lusting over so many high-end products that I thought I would put together a series with my top branded products – starting with MAC.

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Cremeblend Blush

“a blush that manages to make a simple blush state-of-the-art. Creamy, easy to blend medium coverage formula imparts a natural finish that’s smooth, dewy-fresh and long-lasting.”

I love a good cream blusher and this is top of the list for me. It looks really buildable, which is perfect for Summer as you can apply as little or as much as you need – depending on your tan (I still need a lot, pale and pasty is an all-round-year look for me). I think my favourite colour is ‘posey’ because it’s a dusky pink rather than a red-pink, which would suit my skin tone perfectly. It’s currently for sale on MAC’s UK site for £18.00 here.

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Verluxe Pearlfushion Shadow: Greenluxe

“Five complementary shades that glide on and blend beautifully for infinite day-to-night looks: light peach, bright champagne with pearl, dark olive, blackened green with gold pearl and deep forest green with pearl. Matte to highly pearlized finish.”

I have only just started to get into my eyeshadows (I know!!), and this looks b-e-a-utful. I love wearing goldy/blacky/shimmery tones on my eyeline and blending them out with subtle shimmers so this would be perfect for me. It’s quite pricey at £30, but I think it’s totally worth it. You can find it here, along with lots of other shades.

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168 Large Angled Contour Brush

“For expert application of cheek contour. This brush is a large angled contour – the fibres form a buffed edge and are soft and firmly bundled. M·A·C professional brushes are hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. They feature birch, linden and ramin wood handles, nickel-plated brass ferrules.”

Contouring is my new favourite thing, so I obviously need a new tool. This is perfect and I have other MAC brushes so I know they are amazing quality. The angle is ideal for contouring and blending – it is £27, but MAC brushes are super long-lasting so I wouldn’t mind spending that much. You can find it here.

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Matte Lipstick: So Chaud

“Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.”

I just had to include a lipstick, you can’t have a lust list without one can you? Orange is my favourite colour at the moment, and I can’t even explain how much I need this. I have a few MAC lipsticks already, in nude and wearable colours so a bright would be perfect to add to my collection. At £15 I may just have to treat myself. Click here to see the rest of the amazing lipstick selection at MAC.

Do you have any of these products? What are you MAC lusts? #twolittleowls

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Make up look: everyday

A: so following Chloe’s make up look, I thought I had better post mine (you can find hers here). Although we are both super pale, we have different skin types so our routine make up is fairly different from one another.

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So here’s my super freckly face, I don’t normally look this orange but I’ve just got back from a holiday in 35 degree heat and surprisingly, I don’t tan – I just turn into an Oompa Loompa.

I’ve taken two photos for my make up steps, the first one is what I use on my face and the second is eyes and lips.

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So firstly I use a primer, at the moment I’m using benefit’s stay don’t stray. This is really good to use as just a concealer if you’re in a rush (or feeling lazy), and a primer. I use this under my eyes an on my t-zone to help cover those pesky blemishes.
I then use Avon’s corrector palette. This is an amazing product because it has all the concealers you need in one compact. I use the yellow to tone down any redness and the pink and brown to brighten dull areas.
After this, I move onto a bb cream. This is a MODELco one and I bought it from Birchbox a few weeks ago. It’s good for every day use because it isn’t really heavy so doesn’t block pores, but you can build it up really easily if you need to. I use my mac foundation brush to apply.

After the base is applied, I move onto my eyes by using Avon’s glimmerstick diamonds in black ice. This is another good product from Avon, it’s a really pigmented colour and lasts all day. I apply it to my eyelids and then use a liquid liner to add flicks, this one is from a brand called W7 and it’s from a local beauty shop. I’m really particular with liquid liners but I love these as the brush is really stiff and allows to create really fine lines. I then use benefit’s They’re Real mascara. I don’t need to rave about this because we all know how amazing it is, it’s a must have beauty product. After my mascara is dry I add some of the glimmerstick eyeliner pencil along my lower lashes.
I then move onto contouring, using bareMinerals warmth powder. I always pull a stupid face when I contour, a bit like Dori off of Finding Nemo? Because this makes it easier to define your cheekbones. And it’s pretty funny. I use Chella’s Ivory Lace Highlighter on my cheekbones, which I need a lot of at the moment because my skin is so orange (and matches my hair – not cool). I use an e.l.f blusher in rose tea once I’ve finished contouring.

Finally I use bareMinerals Mineral Veil to set my make up and tone down any shiny parts with their Flawless Face brush. I then add a nude lipstick, my favourite at the moment is the Lasting Finish range by Kate Moss for Rimmel in shade 03, Chloe bought me this for my birthday and it’s really long lasting and smells lovely!

We would love some feedback on these features as it isn’t something we have done before, and it’s pretty scary putting a massive picture of our faces on the Internet for all to scrutinise. We are thinking about a going out face of the day post, should we go for it? #twolittleowls

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